Then yesterday on a day out with my Aunt she recited Psalms 23. She said it comforted her.
I recently have turned to the Psalms and hung my hat there for awhile. I am not sure what draws me to a connection there, but my guess is that it is the worship. When we worship, in song or in meditation, we are able to connect with the Spirit of God. When David sung songs, likely Psalms, to Saul it calmed his crazy mind. It does that for me too. I love that the Psalms are balanced with both joy and sorrow, struggle and triumph.
Sometimes we love to put on that "Christian face" and let everyone know what an amazing thing it is to have Christ. AND IT IS!!! But there are days when our hearts feel defeat and we loose focus. It's also in those days that we can STILL worship to God, and He will answer. Sometimes we think of worship as a get together with the church congregation and singing hymns. That can be...but if worship is only on a Sunday morning, we are missing out. I chose the cover of my book, based on learning to trust God in an non-trusting moment. Between one person and God, forming a relationship of worship, to overcome depression.
As we grow closer to God and in the abilities He has placed in us. As we realize that we can come to God with every area of or life, every emotion, life becomes an amazing adventure, filled with the gift of discovering His endless wonders.
Save us, Lord our God,
and gather us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name
and glory in your praise.
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Let all the people say, “Amen!”
Praise the Lord.
Good Morning God, Teach us to sing your praises, to worship you in song and word and deed. Teach us to cry out to you with all that we are and all that we have. Like the little drummer boy, we don't have much to offer, but what we have, let us freely give to you. Thank you for the Spirit to guide us, for Jesus who taught us and saved us, and for your never ending love that surrounds us. AMEN.